I don't want to be one of those on your list, so today I thought of something I could share.
We have a room at school that every once in awhile becomes a place where other teachers leave things they no longer want/enjoy. Other teachers can take these things (usually for free) and use them as they see fit.
The first day back I stumbled on some gems. Now, before I show you these items I just have to preface by saying....my kids are HUGE Looney Tunes fans. Since we don't have cable in our "amish house" a couple years ago at Christmas, my mom got the kids 2 DVD's of old Looney Tunes cartoons. To say that they love them is an understatement. They do, and we all get a laugh out of them. They love them because they've never seen cartoons like them, and Brent and I like them because they are funny and remind us of the cartoons we watched as kids.
That being said, this is what I came across on the free teacher table.
A tape dispenser, a stapler, and a small box to store stuff in. I had NEVER seen anything like them before and knew my kids would LOVE it if I used them. They did, and think they are hysterical!
Just for kicks I decided to look up on eBay tonight to see if anyone had anything like this for sale and how much it was going for. Needless to say, I didn't find any Sylvester the Cat items, but the little Tweety bird jewelry box was going for $16.50! and the Daffy Duck tape dispenser was going for $9.99.
Not HIGH DOLLAR items, but rare none the less.
This reminds me of our black dog Sadie. We tell people not to look her directly in the eyes because she usually jumps up on you if you do. Daffy seems to stare anyone down who dares to pull tape out of his bill.
So, thanks to that teacher out there who so lovingly gave up these items....we're having a ball with them!